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Women's History Month, March 2017

Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business

 

All events will be held in Akoakoa 101/103, and are free and open to the public.
Please contact Kathleen French for more information (kfrench@hawaii.edu)

 


KEYNOTE EVENT

Women 2.0Web Series: Woman 2.0: Period Innovation
Tuesday March 21 from 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Woman 2.0: Period Innovation is a web series Directed and produced by Kimberlee Bassford, Lauren Kawana and Jacqueline McGinnis that explores the intersections between biology, culture, feminism, science, technology, business and public policy and poses the question of what the relationship between women and their bodies is in the 21st century–and what it can and should be.

We will have a 10 min preview of the series, followed by an interactive group discussion.


Biography Hawaii: Harriet BouslogFilm (Biography): Biography Hawaii: Harriet Bouslog (2013)
Tuesday March 21 from 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Brilliant, vivacious and controversial, Harriet Bouslog was one of Hawaii’s great defenders of human rights and dignity. This inspiring documentary, produced by PBS Hawaii and the Center for Biographical Research, combines interviews with family, friends, commentary by legal historians of the life and times of Harriet Bouslog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br3dXA5XnWQ

We will view the film, followed by an interactive group discussion.


Giap's Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory (2015)Film: Giap's Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory (2015)
Thursday March 23 from 10:00 am - 11:15 pm

In 1975, Vietnamese refugee and seven-months-pregnant Giap escaped Saigon via boat and, within weeks, found herself working on an assembly line in Seymour, Indiana. Her son and aspiring filmmaker Tony follows Giap to her final day working at the factory 35 years later as he captures a painful yet loving journey of the thorny Asian American version of the American Dream.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQsPB40JY0M

We will view the film, followed by an interactive group discussion.


apache_hires3_WHM2017.jpgFilm: Apache 8 (2011)
Thursday March 23 from 11:30 - 12:45 am

APACHE 8 tells the story of an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe, who have been fighting fires in Arizona and throughout the U.S., for over 30 years. The film delves into the challenging lives of these Native firefighters. Four extraordinary women from different generations of the Apache 8 crew share their personal narratives with humor and tenderness. They speak of hardship and loss, family and community, and pride in being a firefighter from Fort Apache. APACHE 8 weaves together a compelling tale of these remarkable firefighters, revealed for the first time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93ujzQ6VjFo

We will view the film, followed by an interactive group discussion.



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